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by Lee Short
January 12th, 2021, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How about a slightly harder wine pairing: Kalbi beef
Replies: 51
Views: 3731

Re: How about a slightly harder wine pairing: Kalbi beef

I sort of get that point, but we don’t ever apply that logic to European cuisine. If you’re having herbed lamb roast and pick Bordeaux, you don’t worry whether the soup, salad, sweet potato puree, the steamed asparagus or the balsamic Brussels sprouts do or don’t go with the wine. You just match th...
by Lee Short
January 9th, 2021, 8:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ricotta/mushroom pasta pairing?
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Ricotta/mushroom pasta pairing?

The lemon is the part that makes it challenging IMO. Tastes good but can be a wine killer. Especially preserved lemon. Which I love, but makes red wine tough sledding. About the only red wine I can think of that would go are some of the super high acid pinots -- like Teutonic from Oregon, or Enderl...
by Lee Short
January 8th, 2021, 9:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ricotta/mushroom pasta pairing?
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Ricotta/mushroom pasta pairing?

How much lemon? What mushrooms, and fresh or dried or a mix? Is there any stock in the sauce?

"a ricotta and parm-filled pasta in a mixed mushroom, lemon, and butter sauce" covers a lot of ground.
by Lee Short
January 8th, 2021, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 5121

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

I had delusions of doing a dry January. Actually started (again) yesterday, let's see how long until I backslide (again).
by Lee Short
January 2nd, 2021, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cuvée Pif
Replies: 22
Views: 554

Re: TN: 2014 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cuvée Pif

Tom G l a s g o w wrote: January 2nd, 2021, 7:35 pm
Alan Rath wrote: January 2nd, 2021, 7:31 pm man, that's some kind of unicorn wine, never seen it, neither has wine searcher in the states. But it sounds very nice!
It’s a secret society.
Pretty much. Sadly, all my Pif is gone, but I’ve got a couple of mixed cases remaining of Cot, Cabernet, and Gamay.
by Lee Short
January 2nd, 2021, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's Your Favorite Buy-and-Drink Red?
Replies: 53
Views: 2622

Re: What's Your Favorite Buy-and-Drink Red?

Roilette regular
Vajra Nebbiolo Langhe or Langhe Rosso
Isole e Olena CC
Vincent Ribbon Ridge Pinot
Briceland Alderpoint Pinot
Thierry Richoux Irancy
Burlotto Barbera
Lopez de Heredia Cubillo
Terre Nere normale
by Lee Short
December 31st, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you opening for NYE 2021?
Replies: 109
Views: 3592

Re: What are you opening for NYE 2020?

Opened Henri Goutorbe 2008 Brut Grand Cru with lunch.

If I feel industrious for dinner, I'll make quail and serve burgundy. Doesn't look promising right now -- looking more like a simple salad with cheeses and charcuterie. That would warrant another champagne, or an interesting white.
by Lee Short
December 30th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.
Replies: 252
Views: 10257

Re: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.

alan weinberg wrote: December 30th, 2020, 12:23 pm it’s like the blind men and the elephant. Depends on which part of the beast you are grabbing.
and how you are grabbing it, too.
by Lee Short
December 28th, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it just my palate, or is white wine (and bubbly) more consistently enjoyable than red?
Replies: 43
Views: 1812

Re: Is it just my palate, or is white wine (and bubbly) more consistently enjoyable than red?

Just thought of another likely contributor -- probably 50% of the bottles of red that I drink are at least 15 years old, and there's more variation in older bottles (both white and red). Under 10% of the white I drink is that old.
by Lee Short
December 28th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it just my palate, or is white wine (and bubbly) more consistently enjoyable than red?
Replies: 43
Views: 1812

Re: Is it just my palate, or is white wine (and bubbly) more consistently enjoyable than red?

I have sort of come to the same conclusion as in the original post -- that is, that I have fewer off bottles with red than with white. Maybe. I think. That is, I haven't made a tally, and I definitely have off bottles of both red and white. But I think that off bottles are fewer with red than with w...
by Lee Short
December 26th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Christmas wine?
Replies: 95
Views: 4001

Re: Your Christmas wine?

Did you only have 1 bottle of Champagne and no still wines? We did. It was just 3 of us -- myself, my mother, and my wife. My mother doesn't drink, and my wife wanted cocktails before dinner, and I had to drive afterwards. Not an ideal situation for opening more than one bottle. There will be other...
by Lee Short
December 25th, 2020, 10:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Christmas wine?
Replies: 95
Views: 4001

Your Christmas wine?

Mine was NV Christophe Mignon brut rose. Really great match with a Tails & Trotters ham and roasted root veggies. The salt and gentle sweetness of the ham demanded a wine with acidity and richness, and the Champagne delivered. With just 3 of us, there's a whole lot of ham leftover. Looking forwa...
by Lee Short
December 23rd, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPDATE U-TURN: Week 4 Virtual Tasting - Get your RHINE On - Brian Tuite - Redwood Empire Food Bank DEC16 - DEC23
Replies: 166
Views: 5678

Re: UPDATE U-TURN: Week 4 Virtual Tasting - Get your RHINE On - Brian Tuite - Redwood Empire Food Bank DEC16 - DEC23

2019 Georg Breuer "Lorch" Riesling (Rheingau). Just electic on the palate, so much zing. Lime and minerals from the moment of attack, with the same flavors on the very long finish. If I had to pick a fault, it would be that the nose is muted. 12.0%, somewhere between trocken and halbtrock...
by Lee Short
December 23rd, 2020, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Windfall wine purchase
Replies: 56
Views: 3658

Re: Windfall wine purchase

(note, the OP did not share the windfall amount, only the desire to buy a celebratory bottle in the $600 range) Exactly. For all we know, Kelly is planning to give 95% of the funds to charity and to celebrating with a small portion. My suggestions: +1 on the Mugneret-Gibourg Clos Vougeot, or a mag ...
by Lee Short
December 22nd, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: undervalued but not for long? (edited)
Replies: 133
Views: 8203

Re: undervalued but not for long? (edited)

Although you might think I'm joking when I say this, I think Australian bone dry Rieslings will increase. Nah, I don't think you are joking, just letting your own love for those wines affect your judgment. Three or four years ago, I drank my last bottle of 1996 Henschke "Louis" Eden Valle...
by Lee Short
December 22nd, 2020, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pairing with goose: Moose!
Replies: 48
Views: 2037

Re: Wine pairing with goose?

Hi Lee, Old Huet might hit the right festive notes for us, Lee, We have no guests, but I happen not to have any on hand. But we do have some gougeres lined up and may do serious pinot (GC burg), Reisling, or mayne some saignée champagne. So all's good! You and everyone enjoy your holidays and thank...
by Lee Short
December 22nd, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pairing with goose: Moose!
Replies: 48
Views: 2037

Re: Wine pairing with goose?

I've cooked goose stuffed with apples and prunes many times, usually soaked in Port, but Armagnac sounds like a great option. My wine choice is the richest Pinot Noir you can find, provided that it maintains a backbone of acidity. GC Burgundy if you can afford it. Top quality new world Pinot as an ...
by Lee Short
December 21st, 2020, 10:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: undervalued but not for long? (edited)
Replies: 133
Views: 8203

Re: undervalued but not for long? (edited)

Hautes-Côtes of all kinds in both colours. Between ambitious producers trying to get the best out of their relatively "meager" holdings and climate change making these less heralded areas more attractive from a terroir point of view, I think they will take a quick upward turn soon. This s...
by Lee Short
December 21st, 2020, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: undervalued but not for long? (edited)
Replies: 133
Views: 8203

Re: undervalued but not for long? (edited)

I think debates like this can be had all day, but it really wasn't the purpose of this post. The idea was to see others put there opinions out in the open and hopefully help others find wines that are under appreciated, not for investing, but for drinking. As Markus points out, the language you use...
by Lee Short
December 21st, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pairing with goose: Moose!
Replies: 48
Views: 2037

Re: Wine pairing with goose?

I'm with Sarah and Russell -- this prep is calling out for a sweet, acidic white (though you would probably be OK with a high-dosage but dry Champagne). Riesling in spatlese/auslese would work very well, as would a demi-sec chenin blanc or an aged moulleux -- 1996 Huet 1er trie wines are showing wel...
by Lee Short
December 20th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPDATE U-TURN: Week 4 Virtual Tasting - Get your RHINE On - Brian Tuite - Redwood Empire Food Bank DEC16 - DEC23
Replies: 166
Views: 5678

Re: Week 4 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Get your Zinfandel On - Brian Tuite - Redwood Empire Food Bank DEC16 - DEC23

Today I opened the 2014 Briceland Zinfandel Ishi Pishi Ranch . First glass was with brunch, and that glass showed rather more plush than the wine has showed in the past. Still hads lots of good spice and zinberry fruit, and enough acid to not be cloying. The rest of the bottle was less mouthfilling ...
by Lee Short
December 18th, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Learning Italian wine tasting recs
Replies: 34
Views: 2101

Re: Learning Italian wine tasting recs

Probably the best way would be to taste through the classic regions both red and white and go through them by tasting some classic producers. If 20 wines, then probably these: Whites/bubblies: Franciacorta Piemonte: Roero Arneis / Timorasso Alto Adige: Pinot Bianco Veneto: Soave Classico Friuli: Ri...
by Lee Short
December 13th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Aged Eggnog
Replies: 33
Views: 1209

Re: Aged Eggnog

Just made our first batch, with the Ruhlman recipe, more or less. More or less, because we didn't have a full liter of bourbon, so we used a mix of bourbon, rye, rum, and batavia arrack. And we made 4 variations, a 750 of each. One was the base recipe, one had chai spices, one with cardamom and mapl...
by Lee Short
December 12th, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9133

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

For lunch, I had a sandwich of spicy coppa, fresh mozz, onion, and pickled banana peppers. To accompany it, I grabbed a 2017 Biha Andreas Vineyard Gewurtraminer rose. The wine is well-balanced, with spicy, waxy notes and a bit of an apricot fruit profile running underneath it. The finish is long and...
by Lee Short
December 11th, 2020, 11:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9133

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

Tonight was a simply roasted chicken with a bottle of 2001 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vineyard . There was a time when this wine showed confected fruit, almost stewed, and a bit flabby. Those days are long gone, however -- this showed very nicely, sweet cherry fruit with just a bit of sous bois . ...
by Lee Short
December 11th, 2020, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 9133

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

The 2016 Paetra Yamhill-Carlton Riesling is a more golden color and moving into secondary tones as well. There is a lovely meld of orchard fruit, diesel, and bees wax. It’s a bit luxurious in the palate, and definitely has the feeling of being very much in the window. Soft throughout the palate, wi...
by Lee Short
December 10th, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Bernard Moreau Chassagne Montrachet 1er La Cardeuse
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: TN: 2017 Bernard Moreau Chassagne Montrachet 1er La Cardeuse

I haven't been able to source the wines in a while, but the Fontaine-Gagnard Clos St Jean was quite solid from 99-05. Don't know if it's even currently imported.
by Lee Short
December 8th, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Langhe Nebbiolo under $25 [Poll Added]
Replies: 88
Views: 4289

Re: Best Value Langhe Nebbiolo under $20

In case someone is for "value" Nebbiolo from Alto Piedmont. 2016 Cantalupo Agamium (Nebbiolo) Made by arguably the foremost Ghemme producer. As I understand it this is 100% Nebbiolo/100% declassified Ghemme fruit. Beautiful ruby red with barely any hint of orange on the rim. Cherry and st...
by Lee Short
December 8th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 11 of 12 bottle auction lots
Replies: 26
Views: 1999

Re: 11 of 12 bottle auction lots

Depends on context, really. There are 11 bottle lots I've veered away from. And there are 11 bottle lots that were screaming deals -- for example, an 11 bottle lot of 2005 red Chassagne that was put up for sale like 7 years after the vintage, when anybody should have known it would be shut down hard...
by Lee Short
December 8th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Langhe Nebbiolo under $25 [Poll Added]
Replies: 88
Views: 4289

Re: Best Value Langhe Nebbiolo under $20

ChrisJames wrote: December 8th, 2020, 8:25 am
Lee Short wrote: December 7th, 2020, 11:16 pm Vajra Langhe Rosso
This is a blend of up to six local varietals.
That's true and all --- but in the context of the parent thread, I think it's a fantastic choice for a bottom-feeder wine from the region, even if it's a blend and not 100% Nebbiolo.
by Lee Short
December 7th, 2020, 11:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Langhe Nebbiolo under $25 [Poll Added]
Replies: 88
Views: 4289

Re: Best Value Langhe Nebbiolo under $20

Vajra Langhe Rosso
by Lee Short
December 3rd, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Half tonight; the remainder tomorrow night. Preservation?
Replies: 80
Views: 3095

Re: Half tonight; the remainder tomorrow night. Preservation?

Count me with those who just leave it in the half-full original bottle. White wines go in the fridge always, even if I have to shuffle things to make space. Red wines go in the fridge sometimes, in the cellar at 55F sometimes.
by Lee Short
December 1st, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Glass For Loire Cab Franc?
Replies: 14
Views: 616

Re: Best Glass For Loire Cab Franc?

I use mostly use Bordeaux glasses..but sometimes use Burg glasses if the wine is very aromatic. I like big bowl glasses (Zalto's are the prefered stemware for me) I also usually use Zalto bdx, but occasionally I will reach for Riedel Vinum Syrah. Can't think of any rhyme or reason as to when I pick...
by Lee Short
November 27th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Entry Level Rioja
Replies: 31
Views: 1758

Re: Best Value Entry Level Rioja

Hermanos Pecina would probably be my choice. I like them much better than the others that fall in their price range. I could go either way on whether the LdH Cubillo is a better value at a price 50%+ higher. However, you really want to give LdH some additional time, which maybe disqualifies it from...
by Lee Short
November 26th, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Entry Level Rioja
Replies: 31
Views: 1758

Re: Best Value Entry Level Rioja

+1 for the Montecillo as a bottom feeder wine. It's a great choice for pizza or pasta in a larger gathering of varied palate discernment.
by Lee Short
November 25th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Forgive me WB...for I have sinned. I'm mailing it in for Thanksgiving
Replies: 49
Views: 2022

Re: Forgive me WB...for I have sinned. I'm mailing it in for Thanksgiving

Not mailing it in --- but with just the two of us, I'll be roasting a duck.
by Lee Short
November 25th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 670
Views: 56613

Re: Official kitchen knife thread

hows this misono 440 for $126? seems like a great qpr? https://www.amazon.com/Misono-440-Molybdenum-Gyutou-21cm/dp/B000XT2Z2Y/ref=as_li_ss_tl?dchild=1&keywords=misono+440&qid=1606320533&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=4200fa-20&linkId=2d70f3443490e3794b4c3541080bcdda&language=en...
by Lee Short
November 24th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 81
Views: 6878

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

Leonard Taylor wrote: November 17th, 2020, 6:29 am Just tasted the 2019 Diochon Old Vines and it blew me away. $24
Diochon deserves more love than it gets around here. Had a bottle of the 2000 recently, showing very well.
by Lee Short
November 22nd, 2020, 12:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help, I need some new pots
Replies: 28
Views: 1527

Re: Help, I need some new pots

I've got de Buyer for carbon pans, Demeyere for stainless, Staub / Creuset for enameled cast iron. I use carbon steel pans for most skillet tasks, stainless when I'm cooking reactive foods. enameled cast iron for dutch oven, etc. De buyer makes (made?) a carbon steel roasting pan, which is hard to f...
by Lee Short
November 18th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Paprika, anyone?
Replies: 29
Views: 1387

Re: Favorite Paprika, anyone?

I get my paprika and sumac as needed from my neighborhood Middle Eastern market here in PDX. Freshest and best I've ever had.

Probably not a useful rec for you east coast residents, though. neener
by Lee Short
November 18th, 2020, 8:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: No tagines?
Replies: 21
Views: 1307

Re: No tagines?

I have a very good Tagine recipe for Chicken with Turmeric and Turkish dried apricots. I will drag it up from somewhere and post it. I once made it for 120 people for a second night seder at my synagogue, but I did not use a tagine "pot" because I did not have 10-15 of them. It was well r...
by Lee Short
November 10th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 670
Views: 56613

Re: Official kitchen knife thread

Heh, I lied. Kind of. I do have a knife from the Gesshin Stainless range -- two, in fact. But they are 90mm paring knives, and won't tell you much about the gyuto's grind / form factor. I do like the knives quite well; fantastic for fine work. However, compared to most of my other knives, they are b...
by Lee Short
November 10th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 670
Views: 56613

Re: Official kitchen knife thread

Also, Yaacov -- what is your plan for sharpening? DIY or use a service? You'll need to think about that, and may want to buy one or more sharpening stones when you buy your knife.
by Lee Short
November 10th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 670
Views: 56613

Re: Official kitchen knife thread

this seems like a good deal for $100, what is the deal with VG-10? https://drop.com/buy/kanemoto-vg-10-damascus-kitchen-knife?utm_source=linkshare&referer=KHHQTR VG-10 is a very commonly used metal, there are lots of very fine knives made with it and lots of marginal knives made with it. Really...
by Lee Short
November 9th, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 670
Views: 56613

Re: Official kitchen knife thread

this seems like a good deal for $100, what is the deal with VG-10? https://drop.com/buy/kanemoto-vg-10-damascus-kitchen-knife?utm_source=linkshare&referer=KHHQTR VG-10 is a very commonly used metal, there are lots of very fine knives made with it and lots of marginal knives made with it. Really...
by Lee Short
November 7th, 2020, 11:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Champagne are you popping tonight?
Replies: 66
Views: 2208

Re: What Champagne are you popping tonight?

Lee Short wrote: November 7th, 2020, 9:15 pm
KyleC wrote: November 7th, 2020, 1:40 pm Celebrating America so 2014 Ultramarine BdB. Jacquesson 742 in back up position.
+1 for domestic. Evening Land Seven Springs BdB.
Followed up with 2008 Drappier Grand Sendree.
by Lee Short
November 7th, 2020, 9:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Champagne are you popping tonight?
Replies: 66
Views: 2208

Re: What Champagne are you popping tonight?

KyleC wrote: November 7th, 2020, 1:40 pm Celebrating America so 2014 Ultramarine BdB. Jacquesson 742 in back up position.
+1 for domestic. Evening Land Seven Springs BdB.
by Lee Short
November 5th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: solid sparkling wine (well) under $20
Replies: 26
Views: 1042

Re: solid sparkling wine (well) under $20

Mestres 1312 Cava
Gramona 'La Cuvee' Brut Cava
by Lee Short
November 4th, 2020, 8:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 670
Views: 56613

Re: Official kitchen knife thread

Having a professional knife sharpener work on your knives makes a world of difference . Depends on your own skill with a set of stones, really. Recently, I've been disappointed in a couple of well-reviewed sharpening places that I felt just didn't measure up to what I could do myself. But before I ...

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